The Virginian
The Virginian (1929)

Gary Cooper, as a lanky Wyoming ranch and foreman, places his gun on a poker table after being insulted by one of the gamblers and intones, "If you want to call me that . . . smile." That much quoted line's origin is in this… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Western
Release Date: November 9, 1929
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Emanuel Levy

Arguably the best of many screen versions, Fleming's 1929 film was instrumental in shaping Gary Cooper's screen image and in maintaining the Western mythology, specifically the contrast between East and West culture.

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Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

The Virginian (1929) is a classic western - a film adaptation of Owen Wister's 1902 western play and original novel.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A landmark film, that helped define the Western hero as the mythical chivalrous man.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Gritty early talkie western with two strong central performances.

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